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Florida education news: Sign language courses, university funding, school choice and more



pasasl091412_239724c.jpegSIGN ONLINE: Pasco eSchool launches Florida's first virtual American Sign Language high school credit courses. (Times photo, Eve Edelheit) 

REORGANIZATION: Kurt Browning, expected to be Pasco's next superintendent, begins planning for a district-level revision.

PERFORMANCE PAY: Florida's university governors ask for millions more in new funding to be distributed among the schools based on performance, the News Service of Florida reports.

GROWING STRONG: Academie Da Vinci charter school expands into new buildings to meet increasing demand.

OPTIONS: A proposed new charter school for south Brooksville can remove obstacles to education choices for an underserved community, columnist Dan DeWitt writes.

CHANCES: Hillsborough's D.W. Waters Career Center focuses on helping potential dropouts make it through school to life on the other side, columnist Sue Carlton writes.

COSTLY: The price tag to understand and fix Manatee's accounting errors approaches $150,000, the Herald-Tribune reports. 

CAMPAIGNING: Miami-Dade superintendent Alberto Carvalho makes the case for his district's $1.2 billion bond referendum, the Miami Herald reports.

SOS: Students at Richard Milburn Academy in Lee County urge district leaders not to close their school over low enrollment, the Fort Myers News-Press reports. 

CANCELED: St. Lucie calls off its teacher contract negotiation session after so many teachers show up to watch that the room can't handle them all, the St. Lucie Tribune reports.

CREDENTIALS: Brevard joins the list of districts checking the certification of teachers in K12 Inc.'s virtual programs serving the county, Florida Today reports.

TIME TO ACT: Florida teachers want Gov. Rick Scott to do more than just listen to concerns about public education, Orlando Sentinel columnist Scott Maxwell writes.

[Last modified: Friday, September 14, 2012 6:19am]


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